Search

Early and late goals give Tower Hamlets the edge over Newham

PUBLISHED: 11:09 11 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:09 11 September 2014

AJ Olatunboson scored the winner for Tower Hamlets (Pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

AJ Olatunboson scored the winner for Tower Hamlets (Pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Essex Senior League

Tower Hamlets 2 Newham 1

In a classic game of two halves at the Mile End Stadium last night (Wednesday), goals after 40 seconds and 30 seconds from time earned Tower Hamlets the three valuable league points.

The host’s Vinny Williams found the back of the net with less than a minute played, much to the delight of player/manager AJ Olatunbosun.

“Vinny normally plays left mid-field,” he said, “but he’s been pestering me for ages to give him a go up front.

“Last night I gave him his chance, and he goes and scores after 40 seconds!”

The home side had the better of the first half after their super start. “We dominated the match in the first half and really should have had more goals, we were on top for most of the time,” said Olatunbosun.

The second half, though, was a different affair. “Newham came back at us strongly, it really was a game of two halves,” said the player/manager.

“We dealt with all they threw at us until the 81st minute, when Daniel Crowie grabbed the equaliser for Newham.”

Olatunbosun refused to settle for the draw, however, changing his side’s formation for the remaining minutes.

“We went from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2, and my boys continued to show great character as we took the match into injury time.

“With about 30 seconds left to play, I got on the end of a cross and found the back of the net to nick the points,” said the delighted manager.

Olatunbosun takes his team to Enfield on Saturday, but it will be a bit of an unknown quantity for him. “They’ve just got a new manager, so I expect he’s changed a lot of things. I’ve got one injury worry, but other than that have a full squad to choose from,” he said.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:12

Lee Westwood is optimistic that the European Tour’s planned resumption at the Betfred British Masters will go ahead in July.

Yesterday, 16:00

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan is to make a personal donation to Newham Foodbank of £3,500, to cover the shortfall in matchday donations from the five postponed home matches from Irons Supporting Foodbanks.

Yesterday, 14:00

Players from West Ham United’s Academy of Football are keeping track of their fitness programmes, while at the same time raising money in aid of King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity, to support their inspiring local NHS heroes in East London and Essex.

Yesterday, 10:00

Leyton Orient chief executive Danny Macklin heaped praise on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane by terming him as a ‘first-class individual’

Yesterday, 07:35

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

Mon, 16:02

The 2019-20 Women’s Super League season has been brought to an end with immediate effect.

Mon, 13:00

Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday.

Mon, 12:00

With sport still shut down across most of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

Most read sport

Competitions

A competition for wannabe writers has been started to add works to Canary Wharf’s ‘short story’ dispensers which are temporarily locked up by the lock down.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser